“[Men faced in this real life scenario] distanced themselves more from her, tended to rate her as less attractive, and showed less desire to exchange contact information or plan a date with her”.
While the authors behind the study caution that more experimentation may be needed to confirm the conclusion, they do believe that “feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them.” Who knew masculinity could be so fragile?
For some, they rarely wear heels – even if they like doing so; for others, they may make self-deprecating comments about their height in a defensive effort to fit in with what men want.
In no way should tall women apologize for their height.
Furthermore, it will usually be only the most beautiful and confident women that will approach you, because they are the ones that believe they have a shot. If you are incredibly attractive as a man, it will always be difficult for you to know when women like you for who you are, or whether they just view you as attractive and want to hook up with you and/or make their friends jealous by being with you.
This isn’t a problem when attracting or sleeping with women, but can be very frustrating if you are looking for intimate, long-lasting relationships.
The findings, to be published in the November edition of ‘Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin’, concluded that men find the propect of dating intelligent women intimidating.
This can make them intimidated, perhaps thinking that he “must have a girlfriend already,” or simply that he wouldn’t want to hook up with them. Just as attractive women are simply people – albeit those who tend to have higher standards – who want to be loved and appreciated, attractive men are certainly not unattainable by even average looking women.
If women are intimidated by them, for the most part, it is for very little real reason.
However, if you are an attractive man, your opportunities to get with women are incredibly plentiful.
The two traits men are ultimately most attracted to in women are happiness and self-confidence, so it’s important for women’s own self-esteem – and their dating chances – that they feel confident and proud of their body.
The key for very tall women is to figure out which men are open to dating a very tall woman, and which ones are not.